Have you experienced OpenSky yet? If you haven’t heard, it’s a social network for shopping where each person you connect to (such as the fabulous Lori Goldstein, along with many others, including Suze Yalof Schwartz and Phillip Bloch), offers you product recommendations, tips, advice and information that you can’t get anywhere else, on a regular basis. I’m personally already addicted…it’s SUCH a great site. And it’s so easy to shop because everything is so organized (I’m such a sucker for organization in shopping, chicsters).
I Heart Heels was thrilled to catch up with Lori, the Style Editor at Large for W and an ultimate fashion insider. She’s consulted for some of the world’s top designers, magazines and A-list celebs. Her list includes Versace, Vera Wang, Vogue, Allure and Vanity Fair, Madonna, Demi Moore, Julianne Moore and Anne Hathaway. We asked her about the collection she’s currently curating for OpenSky and well as all of her advice on spring dressing! (psst…she’s in love with accessories like we are…counting down the days until her collection, for SURE.)
I Heart Heels: What can we expect from your OpenSky collection (which is coming VERY soon!)…all of a sudden we’re obsessed with the site!
Lori Goldstein: I’m obsessed as well! It’s such a great concept – to be able to follow up on a collection of “buy it now” products, curated by some of your favorite people in various industries. I’m having so much fun working on curating my page. You can expect to see a lot of accessories – I love a great accessory!
IHH: Colorblocking is looking huge for this entire year, it seems. What are some creative (and flattering) ways we can all wear it?
LG: Colorblocking is one of those perennial trends that we see time and time again. Colorblocking can be done in so many ways! You can do a tonal colorblocking – select pieces that are in the same color family to create a color gradient or ombre effect. You can do a complimentary colorblocking (colors that sit opposite from each other on the color wheel are complimentary colors). This is a more daring way to colorblock, as it’s pretty high contrast, but the end result can be quite beautiful! Start simple, add and subtract until you feel you’ve created a nice color harmony within your complete outfit – accessories and shoes included!
IHH: Name a couple of fall runway shows that stood out for you, in particular.
LG: I loved Marc Jacobs. I also liked Creatures of the Wind, and I always love Jeremy Scott and Anna Sui!
IHH: Can you provide a few of your fav spring trends? We can’t wait to start wearing our new clothes!
LG: I don’t look to trends really. I’ve always kind of done my own thing. Trends, however, are great as they truly reflect what’s going on in the world at any given moment – from cinema to politics. And, as I mentioned earlier about colorblocking, some trends are perennial and we see them time and time again. Some stand-out spring trends I do see are:
*Ocean-inspired accessories and clothing
*Ladylike 1950s and 60s styles
*Pattern and print clashing (always a favorite of mine)
IHH: Is there anything this spring we can carry over from last spring, perhaps?
LG: I think that’s why you make smart purchases of those pieces that you really love. You can carry them over from season to season.
Ahem, great heels, perhaps? xo
[Photo from houseoflavende.blogspot.com]
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